Alexander Dennis, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that it is driving value through longevity with battery supply partner Impact Clean Power Technology by increasing the warrantable energy throughput of its next-generation electric buses.

The Enviro100EV “big small bus” and Enviro400EV “crowd-shifter” have a future-proof battery system designed to maximise use before battery replacement becomes necessary. Drawing on the versatility of NMC cell chemistry, Alexander Dennis has increased the longevity and value offered to operators of its next-generation electric buses.

This improves the already class-leading warrantable energy throughput to a massive 1.6GWh over eight years for the Enviro400EV with 472kWh battery, or 1.2GWh with 354kWh battery.

On the Enviro100EV, an energy throughput of 1.2GWh can be warranted when the bus is fitted with the larger 354kWh battery system, or 800,000kWh for the 236kWh battery option.

Alexander Dennis Group Sales & Business Development Director, Ben Werth, said: “The option to warrant higher-intensity battery use is great news for operators planning to deploy electric buses on heavy-duty or high-mileage services. We’re delighted to be driving value through longevity by giving our customers peace of mind that our next-generation electric buses will offer longer-term operational profitability.

“We have recognised with our customers that the energy throughput, including regeneration, is critical to calculating the true longevity of their battery capacity choice, and by using our industry-standard multi-physics simulation modelling, we can ensure we deliver the warranted battery performance that meets expectations.

“Our batteries provide the available energy to cover two consecutive seven-year contract terms on typical Transport for London routes without a battery change”

“Route analysis shows that our batteries provide the available energy to cover two consecutive seven-year contract terms on typical Transport for London routes without a battery change, or typical provincial routes for up to 20 years with just one mid-life change of batteries.”

Thanks to the flexibility in its offer, Alexander Dennis can tailor warranty length and warranted throughput to best suit the operation and duty cycle, including ten and twelve-year warranty options.

With the Enviro400EV’s recently confirmed energy consumption of a benchmark 0.67kWh/km over the UK Bus Cycle in Zemo Partnership zero-emission bus certification testing, the value delivered through efficiency, longevity and flexibility makes the next generation of Alexander Dennis electric buses a compelling proposition for zero-emission bus fleet adoption and acceleration.

Forward-looking statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to expected future events of Alexander Dennis and NFI Group, including certain forecasted operating efficiencies, battery life, energy consumption and throughput, driving range and operator benefits relating to Alexander Dennis’ new products, the Enviro100EV and Enviro400EV, that involve risks and uncertainties. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions and speak only as of the date of this press release, investors cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and the differences may be material. Actual results may differ materially from management expectations as projected in such forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including the expected energy consumption and throughput, electric battery capacity, vehicle range and other test results have been obtained under controlled conditions and may not be realized to the same extent or at all when the vehicle is driven in “real-world” operating conditions by customers; the expectation of Impact having designed and supplied a “future proof” battery system may not be realized; there is yet no operational experience with the Enviro100EV and Enviro400EV or components supplied by Voith and Impact; the risks related to the dependence on limited sources or unique sources of supply as described in NFI’s materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available on SEDAR at (“Public Disclosure Documents”); and the other risks and uncertainties discussed in the Public Disclosure Documents.

Due to the potential impact of these factors Alexander Dennis and NFI disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.